6 days in Iceland & Philadelphia Itinerary

6 days in Iceland & Philadelphia Itinerary

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6 days in Iceland & Philadelphia Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  9 h 30 min
2
Philadelphia, United States
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
End: New York City, United States

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): test the waters at a local thermal spa, explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip planning website.

New York City, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New York City to Reykjavik, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Reykjavik is colder than New York City - with highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

3
nights
Philadelphia, United States

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square), Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur) and Hagley Museum and Library (in Wilmington). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, and don't miss a visit to Liberty Bell Center.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia road trip planning website.

Getting from Reykjavik to Philadelphia by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Reykjavik to Philadelphia, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Reykjavik in July; daily highs in Philadelphia reach 88°F and lows reach 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Hagley Museum and Library, Longwood Gardens
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens

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